|MadSci Network: Biochemistry|
I am interested in methanol production using biological wastes, IE saw dust, lawn clippings etc for use in internal combustion engines. Destructive distilation of wood products does create methanol but is there any way to increase the yields? Fermentation with specific yeasts etc? Some methanol is produced in the fermention of sugars, is this methanol produced by the conversion of ethanol? Is it possible to allow fermentation of starches/sugars to continue into total conversion into methanol? I know these bio wastes could be used to generate methane gas but I'm really looking for a liquid form as it would be much easier to handle and store. Thank you. Ed
Re: How can methanol production be increased in a low cost way?
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